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sha1sum - compute and check SHA1 message digest
sha1sum [OPTION]... [FILE]...
Print or check SHA1 (160-bit) checksums. With no FILE, or when FILE is
-, read standard input.
read in binary mode
read SHA1 sums from the FILEs and check them
read in text mode (default)
The following three options are useful only when verifying checksums:
don't print OK for each successfully verified file
don't output anything, status code shows success
warn about improperly formatted checksum lines
--help display this help and exit
output version information and exit
The sums are computed as described in FIPS-180-1. When checking, the
input should be a former output of this program. The default mode is
to print a line with checksum, a character indicating type (`*' for
binary, ` ' for text), and name for each FILE.
Written by Ulrich Drepper, Scott Miller, and David Madore.
Report sha1sum bugs to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Copyright (C) 2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU
GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
The full documentation for sha1sum is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
If the info and sha1sum programs are properly installed at your site,
info coreutils 'sha1sum invocation'
should give you access to the complete manual.